Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Style: Brett-Spiked Belgian Pale Ale 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 09/25/2014 Brewery Notes: “Orval beer is a high fermentation beer. The ageing process adds a fruity note, which strikes a subtle balance between the beer’s full-bodied yet complex flavour and bitterness./ The beer was first brewed in 1931 and owes its unparalleled taste to the quality of the water, the hops and the yeast used. The … Continue reading Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Style: French Barrel Brettanomyces Aged Weizenbock 7.5% ABV 30 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Barrelaged Tweiss – our traditional weizenbock aged 6 months in French oak with Brett C. Brewery’s Note on Base Beer: “Tweiss is our take on a weizenbock. Essentially an imperial version of Weiss, Tweiss is a sweeter, bolder brew but still has the clean drinkability of its little brother. Sweet banana notes greet … Continue reading Beryl Program: Barrel Aged Tweiss (Gneiss Brewing Company)

Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Fermented American Wild Ale 5.75% ABV OG: 1.050 | FG: 1.006 From: Cambridge, MA Brewery’s Note: “First brewed in honor of our 26th Anniversary! It features barrel fermentation and a bit of mystery from three unique yeast strains: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Brettanomyces custercianus, and Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois. The S. cerevisiae is a well-known saison strain from Wallonia offering a spicy and dry palate. The … Continue reading Brett Conspiracy (Cambridge Brewing Company)

BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

Style: Italian Mixed Fermentation Plum Beer 6.2% ABV Brewed in 2014 Ingredients: Barley malt, Damaschine plums, hops, sugarFrom: Torino, Italy Importer’s Note: “This beer is inocculated by wild yeasts (Brettanomyces included) and lactic bacteria. Small, dark and very sweet Damaschine variety plums, also called Ramassin in Piemontese dialect, are added in steeping to restart a new fermentation to characterize the product. BeerBrugna is matured in … Continue reading BeerBrugna (LoverBeer)

Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Style: Dry- Hopped Brett Saison Aged in Wine Barrels with Elephant Heart Plums 6.5% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewery’s Note on Beer: “Elephant Heart de Brettaville takes its name from Elephant Heart plums, a fruit prized for its ruby red flesh and berry-like tartness. We began with a brett-fermented ale and aged it in wine barrels with this succulent stone fruit, then generously dry-hopped with … Continue reading Elephant Heart de Brettaville (Almanac Brewing Company)

Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Golden Brett Aged in Oak Foudre 7.7% ABV From: Portland, ME Grains:  Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Victory Malt, Malted Red Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops: Simcoe, Northern Brewer Yeast: Allagash House Brettanomyces Brewery’s Note: “Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, with a fruity aroma and flavors suggesting citrus, apricot and bread crust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish. We … Continue reading Golden Brett (Allagash Brewing Company)

Hop Savant: Galaxy (Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project)

Style India Pale Brett 7.0% ABV October 2015 From: Denver, Co Brewery’s Note: “Primary fermented with Crooked Stave’s mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and then received over three pounds per barrel of Galaxy hops, a varietal known for its distinct citrus aroma and stone fruit characters.” The beer pours a pale, greenish yellow-orange. It pours with a smooth, creamy head of off-white bubbles that dwindle … Continue reading Hop Savant: Galaxy (Crooked Stave Artisanal Beer Project)

Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Blended American Wild Ale 5.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “Propolis and our American Pale Ale both aged in Zinfandel barrels with Brettanomyces. Our first iconic assembly [blend?] where the effect of the barrels transcends the two base of beers used here. Fruity flavors, zesty, floral, rustic touches of brett. A big beer thirsty!” –According to Google Translate and me inferring… The beer … Continue reading Assemblage No. 1 (Brasserie Dunham)

Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Style: Saison blended with an ale brewed with Tea and Guava aged in Pinot Noir Barrels 6.5% ABV From: Dunham, Quebec Brewery’s Note: “A blend of our Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo’s Early Breakfast IPA (18%) patiently aged in oak barrels with a single yeast flora . The result is a complex beer, dry, floral bouquet, fruity and rustic. Special brew 2nd Birthday.” The beer … Continue reading Biere Sauvage Saison Reserve (Brasserie Dunham)

Disco Pig #2.1:  BARREL AGED Brett Golden Sour

(Black Hog Brewing Company) Style: Red Wine Barrel Aged Kettle Soured Brett 6.5% ABV Barrels: Cabernet Franc From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “This beer had a long weekend in our brew kettle allowing beer bugs (Pediococcus and Latcobacillus) to get down get down and do their sour thang. While yeast strains eat sugar and produce alcohol beer bugs eat sugar and produce acids. This gives … Continue reading Disco Pig #2.1:  BARREL AGED Brett Golden Sour